This is the day that the Lord has made...

This is the day that the Lord has made...

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Spirit of Truth

As diverse as this world maybe with all of it's creed's, race's and culture's, there is still and will always be only one Spirit of Truth.  When Jesus went to the cross, he did so knowing full well from the Father that we would be left with a gift, the Holy Spirit. He told us that the reason he had to return to the Father was so that we could have the Holy Spirit to live with us, not just for a period of time, or for a few centuries, but forever.  Jesus tells us that the Spirit of Truth is something that world will not be able to accept because of their separation from Him. Those who are and will be unwilling to know Jesus, too, will not no the Father, nor will they have the ability to know the Spirit.

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever- the Spirit of truth.  The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him.  But you know him for he lives with you and will be in you.  John 14:16-17

The Holy Spirit, according to Jesus, is real and has been sent by the Father to continue to love and teach and comfort and lead us.  Just as Jesus taught that the Father is in him and he is in the Father, it is important for us to understand that  he is also in us!  The Holy Spirit brings the Kingdom of Heaven within, giving us the assurance that Jesus lives and that we live because of him.

But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you....Because I live, you will also live.  John 14:17, 19

In the world, or in the Spirit.  You choose.  It is a choice only you can make, and surely, a man cannot serve two masters.  Living in the world means loving this life and all that it offers more than the life Jesus has promised.  Living in this world subjects you to judgement and sin because it is ruled by another prince.  Living in this world also means that you have rejected the Spirit and the gift of eternal life.  And living in the Spirit, well, offers a whole new life, if you are willing to let Jesus be Lord of your life.

If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.  If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own.  As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. John 15:18-19

How powerful is the Holy Spirit that the Father sent us?  I have told you these things so that in my you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.

Praise God! Hallelujah!  He that has defeated the prince of this world has sent the Spirit of truth to bring us peace and joy.  Jesus will send you the Holy Spirit when decide to love him more than you love your life in this world.  And, when the Spirit comes to you, you will know what Jesus meant by saying "the kingdom of Heaven is within." 

On that day (the day you receive the Spirit) you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.  John 14:20

Today is the day...let him in.

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